Rotational therapy as a cure for madness

madness therapyOne of the many controversial treatments, which was used in the early 19th century to suppress madness. The idea belongs to Erasmus Darwin, who at one time was known as a talented doctor.

At the beginning of his medical career, Erasmus, using the latest medical advances of the time, cured a young man who was considered doomed. This case provided him a successful career, and for fifty years Erasmus Darwin was one of the best doctors in Central England. Continue reading “Rotational therapy as a cure for madness”